It had been an evening like most others - finish drills, wash off, oil Norieth, get dressed for dinner and head down into the Dining Hall. After dinner she had a little bit of paperwork to catch up on, a new Wing report for the Weyrleader, one she planned to deliver in person and then she would just see where the rest of the evening went. There was the slightest curl of a smirk on her lips when she thought about one way the evening could end, and she chewed thoughtfully on her food, allowing her mind to wander a little bit.
The flutter of commotion just a few tables away caught her attention though, pulling herself from those furtive thoughts and her gaze focused on a young man behind a table with big pot of sand. Ah, another clutch hand out, and for a moment she lost interest. She had her hands full enough with Surf, though he was aging out and mellowing down now and her feline Percival was getting up there in the Turns. The long haired cat had already taken to mostly lounging around in the apartment, soaking up Rukbat's rays through the window and enjoying his old age now. In the back of her mind, Ay'li knew she wouldn't have much longer with her furry companion, and she cherished those times he chose to curl up in her lap.
However, as she watched the handout and heard a bit more, she realized it wasn't just another flitter handout, it was for one of those Basilisk's. Elysia had one of those, and obsidian she'd named Shady. The creature had been rather fascinating at first, new and exotic and it had taken some adjusting to the antics of the critter, but he and Shiny were rather endearing after a while. Perhaps, maybe just maybe, it would liven up her life a little to have a one of those Basilisk's fluttering around her apartment, building a few more perches around for the critter and Surf to share.
It took a little while, until she'd nearly finished her dinner as she talked to herself, convincing herself that getting a new pet would be a good thing, a fun thing, something that would bring a little unpredictably to her life again. It was Elysia's voice in her head that seemed to tip the scale for her, and she could hear the bluerider coaxing her to take a leap, take a chance, and live a little. Percival may not be too excited to share his space either, but perhaps she'll get a basilisk with a bit of sense to leave the aging feline alone... maybe.
With the hint of a resigned sigh, knowing that Elysia would never let her live it down if she found out her mother passed up the opportunity for a basilisk, the brownrider rose from her seat, took care of her dishes and then moved to approach the young man with the eggs. "Looks like I decided just in time."
Ay'li said she she approached with a smile and saw there were only two eggs left. "If you don't already have homes for them, I'd be happy to take one of 'em."
She added, looking between the two and then making a motion toward one of them as she spoke.
Eggie #8, if it's still up for grabs. Please and THANKYOU. <3